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About i Ricchi
A restaurant specializing in the preparation of "Cucina Rustica" - Tuscan country-style, scratch cooking. Attentive service from experienced and caring staff. Italian wine list. Outdoor dining on the Piazza. Free valet parking.
Washington, DC 20036
Italian, Modern Tuscan, Contemporary Italian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
19th & Jefferson Pl.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We cater small & medium sized events in office or at home.
Free Valet Parking is available at Dinner.
Dupont Circle South
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Nightly Happy Hour with reduced prices & free hors d'oeuvres. See our Weekly / Monthly Calendar for special events. Wine Tastings, Dinners, Ladies Nights, and many special promotions. Sign Up and receive special deals !!
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i Ricchi provides private rooms and special menus for parties of 12 or more.
i Ricchi Ratings and Reviews
Phenomenal service made the food taste even better if you know what I mean. From the hostess on the phone who handled our delayed arrival and addition of one diner at last minute on a Saturday night to the waiter who perfectly orchestrated the course delivery and birthday dessert at the end, we all had a great time. Filet was delicious as were pastas but they could have been somewhat larger to facilitate sharing. Countless baskets of delicious bread were another highlight.
We are back for a Groupon lunch. It is very flexible. We chose two appetizers and two entrees. There is no limitation on what you can pick from the menu. They are welcoming from the minute we walked in the door. Our server was friendly, attentive and very knowledgable. The mussels were wonderful. Th sauce was delicious with both the mussels and sopped up with bread. The mushrooms (four different kinds) sautéed with garlic was excellent. The pappardelle special with rabbit was very good (though not great). I had pounded thin, fried veal. It was not really dry but definitely would have been improved with a light sauce. I added some lemon and it improved the dish. It is served with a huge pile of greens and some chopped tomatoes. On the whole, we were happy with our meal and will return.
Another great meal at I Ricci! The food is always great. I had a new server this time who was OK, but not as seasoned as some of my favorites. Nonetheless, he was nice. The food is exemplary and the ambiance superb. An all time favorite among my DC restaurants. One should not miss it.
Great Service, food and value. We have been coming to this restaurant for several years. We were attracted by their Groupon offering which is still the best deal in town. When most restaurants are cutting back on their Groupon discounts, I'Ricchi continues to offer better than 50% off. If you don't pick the busiest night, their service is awesome. This time we got to try a couple of new desserts. While the chocolate mousse with chocolate meringue was good, the strawberry cream cake with gelato was excellent.
Our first visit and it was great! Great appetizers and entre. Desert was good also. We had a new waiter and he was great. The owner makes sure that all waiters have a complete knowledge of the menu and ours knew it all. He gave a complete description of the meal and it's ingredients and how it was cooked. He made us want to have one of each - they sounded that good. (We even had three appitizers for 2 people.)
The food was absolutely fantastic. Started with the pasta sampler and progressed to lamb, steak, and veal for those at the table. Cannot over emphasize how friendly the hostess was and the owner stopped by to talk with us - she very nice. The meal, the staff and the atmosphere - quite - were all great. Well spent time - great experience.
Probably my all time favorite in DC. Every aspect is amazing, food, service and ambiance. I can't say enough. I had an absolutely wonderful dinner here this time, as I always do. It is a restaurant one can call home and feel as if they are always welcome with open arms. A definite must to diners with high standards. Do not miss it.
Fabulous restaurant. We used a groupon which was a fantastic deal (got about $150 of food for almost half the price). Best calamari I've ever had, octopus (appetizer) was even better. Everything had flavor!! (Big plus). Veal was delicious, lamb chops were cooked very well. Tiramisu is a must!! Server was excellent, extremely polite and had great recommendations. Also found out about this great deal for ladies on Tuesdays - 50% off for everything with free valet parking, will definitely be going back for that. Really glad I found this place, best Italian food I've had in DC.
This definitely ended up on my D.C. Favorites list! The service was excellent and the house made rigatoni dish was perfectly cooked with a great taste The weather was so nice we ate outside but I'm looking forward to joining the setting inside the restaurant once the weather gets a bit cooler.
Amazing Restaurant with Amazing Food! - A friend and I traveled to D.C. from NC for a short vacation. We found a Groupon for the restaurant for $76. This deal includes 2 glasses of wine, 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, and 2 deserts. The food was great and came to the table at intervals. The wait staff clears the table after each course and provides new silverware. Portions are great as you get full, but not stuffed! 10 out of 10! I will be coming back!
Unbelievably great food and incredible service!! This restaurant came highly recommended by a family friend (she said it was the best Italian food in the country) and it did not disappoint! Not only was our friend right about the food being authentically delicious (my parents are Italian so it's rather challenging to find anything comparable) but the professional, prompt and kind service could not have been better. Wish we lived in Washington DC so we could come more often.
Hands down, this restaurant 's food offerings continue to be outstanding and we'll worth the price point . I continue to enjoy the innovative events that are scheduled for the pleasure of the restaurant's guests...and that is how everyone is treated-as a guest!
While I have been to this restaurant many times over the last 10 years, this last visit was disappointing. We were using an OpenTable reward, and this occasion felt like we were being rushed, with sub par attention to detail on the plate, garnishes, side dishes etc. Won't be returning. Sad, as I really had enjoyed my previous experiences there.
Among the many options for fine dining in the nation's capital, Ristorante iRicchi is easily the finest of them all. As grand as that sounds, it is the result of getting the essentials right -- location, menu, service, and philosophy -- and combing those elements in ways that best serve the diner.
First: Plan to walk, cab, or Uber to this convenient location in downtown D.C. If you are driving, use the curbside valet and leave the parking to them.
You can dine inside or out on the front terrace in good weather -- each has its advantages. In my last visit, the best spot was a table tucked in the corner of the bar area, right by the windows. Bright and open and yet cozy at the same time.
Owner/chef Christianne Ricchi's appreciation of the Tuscan culinary tradition are in evidence everywhere at iRicchi. Food and wine make culture in her book, and you will enjoy being part of the world she has created in the restaurant that bears her name.
My recommendations include Cozze Farcite Con Salsicce E Finocchio (Prince Edward Island mussels served with homemade sausage, fennel, and roasted tomato). Start with a salad: for a traditional taste, choose Caprese, served w/tricolored heirloom tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, and balsamic reduction; as an option, consider Tonno E Fagioli (Olive oil poached tuna conserva, cannellini beans, arugula, roasted peppers). Wine selections deserve their own review, but just go with an Italian wine selected by your server. For dessert, try Meringata di Cioccolato Amaro Dolce (Chocolate meringue torte, whipped frozen chocolate mousse).
The service at iRicchi is superior, including respect for the occasion. There is no rush to free up the table, so just savor the experience.
I recommend a visit to the bar. Look for Eric, who is among the best bartenders anywhere. My advice is ask for a recommendation, with a bias toward a classic using the original ingredients.
We always go to U Ricchi for special occasions. Thanks to their regular Groupon offers, we're able to enjoy a 3-course meal and a glass of wine without breaking the bank. My highlights were the pasta with fresh corn, mushrooms and ricotta. So delicious and complex. Hubby loved his filetto. The mascarpone cheesecake and strawberry meringue-gelato were deliziosi!
I took my boyfriend to iRicchi for his birthday. We enjoyed the experience from talking to Eric, the bartender, to our waiter, Carlos. Everyone was absolutely hospitable! We ordered the Rigatoni...Delicious...and the tenderloin...Cooked to perfection! We finished the night with two lemoncello shots suggested by Tia. We will definitely be back!
A neighborhood Italian restaurant near DuPont Circle that is worth adding to your favorites. We have been coming to I Ricci for several years. The food is always good and the service is quite attentive. One of the best features is valet parking. 19th Street is next to impossible to park on, so the valet parking makes it a more pleasant experience.
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